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in india all she's available to move joint people to become a village is the gateway to the grand imperial should the torch was to push coromandel you can a little closer to see don't it to go. wrong this is the kill was so true as a treat. as a meteoric default crisis hurtles towards america and all makers have only forty eight hours to plan the solution before the impact is felt meanwhile washington's biggest lender china criticizes the u.s. for jeopardizing the world economy. a polish probe reluctantly knowledge it's pilot error caused last year's presidential plane crash in western russia and it concerns politics played a pivotal role wasil investigation. and arab spring turns into israeli summer tens of thousands flood streets and squares in the major
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israeli cities the bounding prime minister benjamin netanyahu undertakes urgent economic reforms. you're watching artie's weekly news review welcome to the program there's still no consensus between us no makers on tackling the country's debt crisis as the senate fails to agree on a deal proposed by the democratic party on friday a proposal to raise the debt ceiling was passed or house of representatives of the senate killed it hours later the u.s. capitol remains in deadlock as they try to avoid default ahead of tuesday's deadline for washington one that says the government needs to act fast to avoid an exodus. and. the democrats in congress just want to keep on
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spending. and so they would like to see the debt ceiling raised so that they can continue to give rewards to their supporters among the labor unions of the various political organizations that are sympathetic to the democratic party's cause the u.s. is able to keep raising its debt ceiling because people investors around the world have confidence in the united states they believe that the u.s. government will honor its outstanding obligations and so as long as people have faith in the investors have faith in the u.s. government in its credit worthiness then the u.s. could keep raising its debt ceiling the problem right now is that the debt is so high that that in itself is starting to become a negative factor that could lead to a credit rating downgrade of the united states government. the u.s.
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secretary of state hillary clinton rushed to reassure asian leaders this week but the debt debate would be settled on time beijing as america's biggest creditor is in patients with washington's financial mess. on this issue says that china could even dump the dollar as its main reserve currency. we can't afford bad relations with china see beijing holds the cards you know we're dancing to the tune that they play the real problem for china is that there's no way that america can pay back the money that the chinese have already loaned us politically is just not going to happen especially when interest rates rise i'm surprised it's taken the chinese so long to figure out that they've been throwing a lot of good money after bad i don't think we're going to default i think we're going to inflate which is just as bad but you know we're going to raise the debt ceiling the problem is the debt not the ceiling the sooner the chinese start to stop enabling on this phony economy that we have this sooner we as americans can begin to repair the damage and what's going to happen is when the dollar collapses
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americans are going to see a big reduction in our standards of living. later we take a closer look at other struggling economies moving next to fall in europe this one is still on the government takes action france gets some points according to. the light of the use economic woes separatist movements in england. talking fears of a chain reaction across europe. also refuses to shoulder full responsibility for the polish presidential plane crash in western russia saying russian traffic controllers also contributed to aviation disaster a crash killed the late president elect kaczynski dozens of the country's ruling elite last spring. reports many in poland are unhappy that a national tragedy has become a political weapon. another day another blame game poland's very own probe into
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last year's presidential plane crash and all but confirmed the findings of russia's investigation that the crew was almost solely responsible for the tragedy. at this point there is an obstacle a tree that the aircraft collides with a fragment of the left wing is detached the aircraft begins the rich nation but let me emphasize it's not that the tree was too high the aircraft had simply been at a location where it should have been it seems the very things that got in the way of the plane are now getting in the way of warsaw taking full responsibility and trees are not the only thing rooted in poland failing to see eye to eye with moscow and shall know what hughes would approach controller two thousand metres away should have told the crew to start descending the horizon command should have been issued exactly the same moment he shows that the landing zone controller was performing hughes duty. on these three. such statements come as little surprise to
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experts with some of them saying acceptance of chordal responsibility would be impossible for the post society they've been given the truth and the truth is on bearable they can't take it now i don't think that the polish investigators think they can pin the blame on anybody else but i do think that they are looking to pen some of the play on somebody else aviation experts echoed this opinion calling the swipes against the russian side unsubstantial some of the claims concerning the airport all controllers they have nothing to do with the crash i've been a pilot for over thirty years and i know a simple rule if you don't see the runway or it's like that the decision height you have no other choice than to raise the landing gear and go to your reserve or the initial rush unload investigation was greeted by a novel launch of criticism from some movements in poland they expressed doubts about the reliability of the report often based on anti russian sentiment and some
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experts say it is not pure emotion driving this but well thought tactics and people pretty scary and i think we're now witnessing simply little games to shift the blame from the polish side of i was an expert in this commission and i was surprised to learn that the crew was chosen immediately before the flight such a poor preparation for such a high profile flight publication of this report had been delayed for several months and was very much anticipated in poland it was meant to put paid to all speculation regarding the smolensk plane crash but instead it could once again be used as a political tool experts say the timing of the publication is not coincidental but this could be exploited also in the political electoral campaign because this should be no longer than two months. actions this report and all that issue but if you're traveling will be. and the twin brother of
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the late president kaczynski was quick to prove this suggestion with a sharp round about the report the prime minister to say has no courage to take up the responsibility for the plane crash and has shuffled it off on to his staff nevertheless he is responsible for all the games he played with the russians he's responsible that the poles were not conducting or even participating in the investigation he's responsible for not defending polish interests and at the international forum will get to the bottom of this case as this is what we owe to those who died while the polish society is still deciding whether to admit the painful responsibility which comes with a report experts are speculating whether this is a fair and objective investigation or an attempt to police all players in the long lasting blame game. r.t. reporting from warsaw in poland. israel has become the latest release country to
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see nationwide anti-government protests with tens of thousands of demonstrators taking the streets in major cities to say prime minister benjamin netanyahu steps down and they see undertake sweeping economic reforms. there is following the developments in tel aviv where the biggest rally took place the big easy at the time fifty thousand people here with the most popular chant be we demand social justice a whole new way of speakers have been taking to the stage they've been calling on unity and message coming across very strongly is one by one people here can bring change a lot of criticism being leveled at the israeli prime minister bibi netanyahu in fact if you plan his name is mentioned he is why are you here tonight i'm here because it's just becoming a passerby to live in this country anymore we work we give and we give and we keep on giving and there's no end to this is the first chance this is the only hope we have to change just because you have any other choice would you say people have
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been inspired by the demonstrations taking place there. what is your sign saying. guzzling is on earth why do you want him to go home. alone because of the police and how much of these demonstrations i mean inspired by the protests we saw taking place in arab world oh well i think there's a lot of influence of what happened in the. syria lebanon iran and what you see in libya also there's a lot of influence opposing that when people understandably have the power that they can they can organize by then does it don't need any more the government to go down what to do they can start telling the government what they want. to do you know they can they can start deciding for themselves. what they said is the spirit of revolution here a number of these really populist young singers have also been taking to the stage
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and like some have begun you had of course sometimes late changed the new middle east we created a storm if you chose it afterwards. honestly there well it's very activist i'm going now expects the authorities to employ provocative measures to tackle the growing unrest the government fending people here to make proper occasion in order to find a reason to take this demonstration to a violent situation to give him a cause to clear this whole thing out we're not going to let them do that. it took sixty years for people to actually get out of the couch and climb and demonstrate for social issues we haven't done it before you know what we have here it's a nice story this will be remembered in history because the israelis used to be. the situation if the government wanted this thing through the tunnel the people the government will fall that's basically it we can take the government when i'm home
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but i'm still coming out you cross the border trouble serbs protest against nato take over border crossings possible in one victim to territorial unrest throughout the week. and japanise suffered the worst natural disaster in its history some people see no went to the nightmare it's a plague of suicide since the country. credit rating agency moody's has put spain on review for possible downgrade says threatening to take the country's boring status down a notch as it struggles with recession and mass unemployment but there is growing public anger that spain's future with a mess to decision one made by brussels and i.m.f. teams ministers and. the cash in spain is going mainly down the drain at least that's the opinion of thousands of people who've rallied across the
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country because the feeling the government is controlled by the european banks and i am w.t.f. i don't care about the people. so the people decided it's time to voice their concerns loud and clear before the lose more than just the shirt off their back spain has one of the highest unemployment rates in the eurozone so while the european leaders have been occasionally meeting and comparable quarters to talk about the future of the euro and the european union itself people in the country have been demonstrating on an almost weekly basis demanding the government shape up stop talking and do something about the situation this is not just about higher wages and better pension plans with more than forty percent of young people in spain unemployed simply getting a job is a priority for those gathered in the trades central square the big part of the responsibility is from the government. because the government first of all we know
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create the conditions at the beginning of the crisis to fight against the crisis it reacts very late. and on the other hand once the government about what to do with government it's not. the job properly because that would be in the no doubt for people to wake up otherwise we'll just become slaves to the system who want to be treated as humans and they believe they can make a difference. become and has to change things because they don't have a choice but. with greece in shambles and neighboring portugal trashed by the rating agencies spain is facing not just a financial but a deepening social crisis members of the so-called indignant marches say they want their. dignity preserved but whether their calls will be heard is another issue in the. madrid. and france has also warned by the international monetary
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fund that it needs more cuts to avoid becoming the next victim of the debt crisis the i.m.f. says the country's credit rating could be a risk it all starts in question is taken economics or patrick young. these problems one of. the problem is look these are things that have just happened suddenly i mean the french budget deficit has been in a deficit the french budget since one thousand nine hundred seventy four this is typical of contagion we've been talking about it for weeks we have you know when you get some degree of illness and it goes through the body ultimately you have to decide when to amputate it and the truth is we should bump you to greece from the euro zone long ago we've got the situation at the moment where provincial libraries in northern germany are being closed because the money isn't there because it's being used to fund people in the mediterranean i think german voters are going to get very angry about that very very soon and i actually think the political will is
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not there amongst the people to endlessly keep bailing out their saw their neighbors. belgium is a hotbed of international politics and european representation over this prosperous country seems to me in terms of its own internal differences as r.t. reports the country is south wales sending a warning signal to other nations. some wait till they're divorced before planning their next marriage but not well lowly of the southern region of belgium the country's been with delta fictive government for record fourteen months french speaking in the cells and flemish speaking flanders in the north disagree on pretty much everything many analysts think but most likely outcome will see the country break into as soon as it splits with flanders is complete the world looms will look to hook up with france for richer or poorer but mainly for rich. going it alone when your small region is clearly not appealing they say political clout is
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important the main appeal is money when the loonie is part of france in everything but name it we have the same language we watch french t.v. not belgian but above all our economy is controlled by french terms with polls suggest that whole foods were loons and sixty percent of the french want to become one presidential front runner marine le pen last week said she would wear the southern half of belgium with france president sarkozy's ruling party and the opposition are already in talks to tie the knot we have contacts with other parties with the m.p. and we have contacted the socialist but it has been confirmed to us that in case belgium will speed up then well who would be welcome in france. the biggest party in the northern half wants the split to experts say bill james already divided people don't know any more about the other half of the country the flemish people
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don't know who are the popular singers or writers in the french speaking part of vice versa albert bill james national day last week was its last he added the crisis threatens not just every building but european integration itself a continual trail do you hear that the warsaw belgium work of the rest of europe catalonia leaving to mean scotland leaving britain we're really seeing separatist marches and mixed community towns here it turned violent with guns getting paul just one big clash for brussels to become. that conflicts or a mass killing suffered in europe since world war two. turned to each other as you can slow of your broke up and the determination of regional identity is not to be underestimated fridge unionists say they have the flag and everything else worked out to become france's twenty eight region all that's left are the details the new
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bush will see brussels. coming up in a few minutes outsourcing the war america's wars in iraq and afghanistan past tense of mercenaries seen by many as trigger happy and beyond in the war. a series of clashes that the cause of the serbian border this week led to nato forces taking over control of two crossings wednesday. into sees the checkpoints previously controlled by serbs vision forty after one of the crossings was attacked by some two hundred rioters and three bombs torched a customs office and nato forces them to control the post it can process crowds of serbs have been blocking our convoy. a symbol of the country as an act of protest comes to explain it. could not have acted without the go ahead from what he calls
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its puppet masters in washington. but you should bear in mind that the. union leaders could have done nothing without the ok from the us administration and we know that the u.s. has got a massive investment in kosovo it's got the biggest military base in the world in cambone still smack bang in the heart of kosovo and so everything that. gets up to is also raised by washington in the first place having said that the policy in force of all over for all peoples and albanians as well as serbians is so huge that they're suffering already under this combined washington regime which was brought to nothing but poverty and pain really is are nothing for the region but bring organ harvesting and pain and policy to everybody we know who can stop it and it is time for the u.s. administration stopped its extremist puppets from even further and begin to. recognize territorial area. as the u.s.
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withdraws its troops from iraq and afghanistan the vast number of private military contractors critics of the so-called hired guns ultimately that bursaries seen with native americans are held accountable for the growing number of recorded human rights abuses and civilian deaths in conflict when countries he's going to reports the u.s. to regulate private military muscle. this iraqi man son nine year old allie khilnani was shot dead by private american war contractors four years ago as a crane fell to the ground between life on the same day dozens of other innocent iraqis were shot by trigger happy u.s. professional killers they shot like they were trying to kill everyone you can see no one of blackwater the firm for whom the hired guns work has been punished for the massacre two other private american security companies were contracted to carry out interrogations at the notorious abu ghraib prison in iraq a name synonymous now with her retake human rights violations including porcher
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rape and murder the us supreme court recently threw out a lawsuit alleging abuse of prisoners by the contractors. and of pianos that it's reported that human rights violations and even killings are committed by security firms on a regular basis to an extent to undermine call the show forces counterinsurgency efforts they'll start firing at anything. in general kill innocent afghans will destroy property we're getting fairly consistent complaints about them everybody knows somebody who's been shot by the contractors. the lack of accountability has forced the united nations working group on mercenaries to push for specific international measures to regulate their activities especially now as u.s. military forces withdraw from iraq and afghanistan the number of contractors is set to grow dramatically. so many.
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functions to these security companies they are not related in the end not control and he says we're extremely concerned that washington is reluctant to lead an international body regulate their saying it will find ways to gold contractors accountable but so far the u.s. justice system has largely failed to do so we're seeing around the world cases of kidnapping rape and murder. and we see very very only very rare cases in which there's actually a criminal investigation or a prosecution of. experts say further privatization of war is convenient for the american government because among other reasons it doesn't have to justify the deaths of troops at home the president whoever the president may be can get us involved in conflicts only using uniformed forces to do the
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official fighting and then thousands and thousands of contractors to do the unofficial fighting that's under the radar screen that isn't covered by the media now here's a quote we cannot win a fight for hearts and minds when we outsource critical missions took on accountable contractors and of course that's what senator obama said before he became president but apparently as a president now he thinks differently with the contractors role in america's wars down to increase and with the victims of their crime still begging for justice and then a check our reporting from washington our team. the widespread use of unaccountable contract is not only damaging for america's reputation but also dangerous for its national security you know from the social justice going to the brave new foundation these folks are not the people that you see held up as as corrupt paragons of american patriotism they're not uniformed troops since they're not as
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accountable as u.s. forces to the u.s. government in america people they're able to get away with a lot more and so presidents don't want to use them any time any foreign force goes in and kills locals i don't think mistake or through over aggression or things like that it absolutely damages us security and what the united states is trying to achieve in any of these countries should enraged both the people in the countries where it happens and it should reach the people here in the united states is tax dollars are paid for and in whose name those actions being taken. the earthquake that devastated japan may have happened march the country's death toll still rising suicide rates have increased since the radiation crisis unfolded from the massive tsunami and the government favoring the depression and demi can emerge parties sean thomas has been to japan to find out why so many people are taking their own lives . a triple disaster on a scale the world has never known causing damage destruction and uncertainty
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forcing tens of thousands of japanese refugees to leave their lives behind and seek shelter anywhere they can some people do. the bucket. but the problem is they are a minority they be they have been accused by. their classmates you know of course by offshore. causing. that. people make is not. there primarily a move towards self-preservation this idea of desertion is defined by many as characteristically ungentle unease and has occurred of those who have evacuated the dishonorable title of traitor. of course it's hard to hear that we have family neighbors with think about our health but in other words we run away we escape because we're scared of radiation but there is no example in the world of something
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similar and the consequences are still ongoing. while those who have moved to shelters here in tokyo are facing that guilt and the pressure to move back home there are others who have lost everything cannot handle the overwhelming change and they are facing even darker demons japan already has one of the highest suicide rates in the world and following the disaster in march the government has issued a warning about a possible nationwide epidemic of depression here some organic farmers commit suicide because you know the. soil is everything they know it's a good soil after many hours of hard work and they just can't come in one night to go so. far. i'm very sad to hear the news and many other farmers are also very much depressed
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a recent national survey in japan performed by dr roshini and his team shows that suicide rates in japan have in fact increased in the months since the disaster compared to the same timeframe in the previous ten years but the demographics are not what you might expect. increased. nope. you just go to a center back to pay for your areas because some barbers struggling to get you costs. they have not have to mix inside this disaster has certainly taken its toll on japan's economy and such constant reminders of an intense topic can harm the collective psyche of the people who live here as well because of the. tsunami disaster last year. many people actually lost their jobs or working on the show was crushed. so.
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yeah they have a for many a good reason to commit suicide because in japan's death toll to keep rising even though the initial disaster has subsided months before in japan sean thomas forty. with a headlight and a couple minutes take this. wealthy british style. markets finance scandals. find out what's really happening to the global economy in the kinds of reports hungry for the full story we've got it firsthand the biggest issues get the human voice face to face with the news makers.


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